About 550 cars are set to roll across the block Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a spectacular and diverse assortment of cars and trucks. That’s up from about 410 cars last year. The vast majority of the cars will sell at no reserve, meaning the high bidder will win the car, regardless of the final hammer price. Fewer than a dozen cars will sell with a reserve, or a required minimum bid price to change hands.Barrett-Jackson, Bentley, Cars, Corvette, Mustang, Palm Beach
For old-school NASCAR fans, there are some cool connections at the 12th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction.
One of the most intriguing is a 1956 Pontiac that pays stylistic homage to NASCAR Hall of Fame member Cotton Owens. It’s fitting timing, given that Owens was from South Carolina and the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series is racing at Darlington Raceway this weekend.Barrett-Jackson, Cars
Signature spring collector car auction presents top cars and multiple levels of interactivity:
National Geographic Channel, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 are set for 21 hours of live and same-day coverage from this year’s 12th annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction. The multi-platform, interactive broadcast begins Friday, April 11 at 12:00 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 2, continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. National Geographic Channel provides eight hours of coverage on Saturday, April 12 (12:00 p.m. ET), with FOX Sports 1 culminating the weekend on Sunday, April 13 (5:30 p.m. ET).Barrett-Jackson, Cars, Palm Beach, Supercars, Trucks
Texas looms large in the pickup truck universe, and the domestic big-truck makers each have their own homage to Texas and its history, such as the Ford F-Series King Ranch. Chevy Silverado buyers in the Lone Star State can even get a special Texas Edition package.
Now Toyota, eager to move up in the big leagues of big trucks, has its own top-drawer Tundra model that honors a piece of Texas: the 1794 Edition. Loads of leather, a plethora of features and a mighty dose of Western flair, plus “1794” badging everywhere you look.Cars, Texas, Toyota, Trucks
The 2015 Ford Mustang is yet to reach showrooms but the people at Whipple Superchargers have already developed a 700-horsepower upgrade for it, according to a leaked press release. This has likely been made possible because the upgrade is designed for the 2015 Mustang GT, whose 5.0-liter V-8 is a carryover from the outgoing model.
The upgrade consists of a 2.9-liter twin-screw supercharger, which is said to have 99 percent volumetric efficiency and is designed to be installed with very little modification to the engine. The upgrade also includes an air-to-water intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, a high flow intake and exhaust system, and retuning of the ECU.Cars, Ford Mustang